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Hastings Fat Tuesday (pictured) Sara Louise Bowrey)

This is Mardi Gras Mardi Gras – Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Day and that means it’s the main event, the Fat Tuesday Tour!!! This evening 24 bands will play live in 12 venues across Hastings from 8pm to 11pm – all with free entry.

A raucous celebration of all things Mardi Gras, get ready!

Artists playing:
anyone anyone
Message from the crows
The To Prove It brands – aka hornman
ESE and the voodoo people
Sister Susie
The Great Malarkey
Miss Melody
Murderers are optimists
hot wax
Personal Development Office
Will Varley
The Redcatz
The Haystingers
The Liane Carroll Melodica Experience with Roger Carey and Russell Field

Check out tonight’s full program HERE.

Find out more by visiting their ‘linktree’ HERE.

Roger Daltrey, Jamie Daltrey and Des Murphy of Lakedown Brewing Co., with members of the Hastings Fat Tuesday Club at The Albion, Hastings (photo Mark Richards)

In addition to this the Hastings Mardi Gras Music Festival is pleased to announce that Lakedown Brewing Co. (, the family-owned, independent microbrewery and tasting room in East Sussex, has extended its partnership with HFTMF. In addition to their sponsorship of the festival this year, Lakedown will now also sponsor a year-long program which will support the Hastings Fat Tuesday Club through 2023.

The Fat Tuesday Club of Hastings offers free creative music sessions for 12-18 year olds in the Hastings area at the Contemporary Music School in St Leonards. Sessions focus on the process of creating and playing new music, including songwriting, playing, performing, and technical aspects.

Lakedown Brewing Co. founders Jamie Daltrey and his brother-in-law Des Murphy were joined by The Who frontman Roger Daltrey and a group of young Fat Tuesday Club members on Saturday to announce the partnership during Hastings Fat Tuesday MusicFestival.

The group gathered at the Albion Pub, a partner and stockist of local Lakedown craft beers, and unveiled a dedicated stage at Lakedown Brewing Co. which will host a number of musical events throughout the festival and beyond. throughout the year.

Roger Daltrey commented, “The Fat Tuesday Club is a remarkable organization that truly makes a difference in the lives of young people discovering their passion for music. The community has always been at the heart of what we do in Lakedown and as a local Sussex business we are very proud to support it.

Roger Daltrey of The Who built Lakedown Lakes in East Sussex in the 1970s as a peaceful oasis to escape touring mania. The rural family farm is at the heart of the brewery’s history, as the place that inspired the company and home to its destination bar.

Lakedown Brewing Co. co-founder and son-in-law of Roger Daltrey, Des Murphy, adds: “Music is in our DNA and so we are delighted to have Lakedown Brewing Co. sponsor Fat Tuesday, the UK’s biggest Mardi Gras celebration. We are also extremely proud to offer our support to the Fat Tuesday Club which helps young people in Hastings with sessions to inspire creativity through music.

Sally Lampitt, director of the Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival, “We are extremely grateful to Lakedown for their continued support. This allows us to continue to offer free Fat Tuesday Club sessions to all young people in the Hastings area. The club allows participants to access experiences and knowledge from across the industry, broaden horizons, build confidence and support well-being, as well as develop a sense of pride in what their hometown has to offer.

About Hastings Mardi Gras:
Hastings Fat Tuesday (HFT) is a non-profit organization based on the south coast to support and showcase the local music scene in Hastings and St Leonards. This includes the flagship Fat Tuesday music festival now in its 12th year, a three-day Sonic festival for all things electronic and experimental and a range of live music events, workshops and development sessions. professional to support emerging and established musicians and those involved in the music industry.

The vision of Hastings Fat Tuesday is to support and develop opportunities for local artists, grassroots music venues, the cultural economy and the community of Hastings and St Leonards. In 2021, the organization has expanded to develop a year-round program of activities and a range of learning and engagement initiatives to continue to achieve this vision. Fall 2021 saw the launch of the “Fat Tuesday Club” Youth Music Sessions, offering the best musical experiences to young people from different socio-economic backgrounds and diverse backgrounds. These sessions, initially supported by Arts Council England. Entrants also had the chance to join a host of local and national professional musicians by taking part in the Saturday Unplugged Tour at Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival 2022.

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